For the story’s themes of domestic abuse, what kind of research did you have to do?
Less research than you would imagine—in fact, I did none. I’m almost 45 years old, I’ve read newspapers my whole life, I’ve seen news shows on television, I’ve seen movies, I’ve read books, I’ve seen episodes on U.S. commercial television. And I think everyone has a pretty clear idea of what “domestic abuse” means. The specifics in every situation are different, so I just leaned on common sense and tried to create a female character and figure out how she would react in such circumstances.